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NBC
Apr 18, 2013 7:00am PDT
willfully lied about the bill. >> reporter: furious, president obama said the bill did not harm gun rights. >> this legislation met that test. and too many senators failed theirs. >> reporter: more anger erupted when a woman shouted at senators, shame on you. most republicans and four democrats from states with high gun ownership voted against expanding background checks. >> criminals do not submit to background checks now. they will not submit to expanded background checks. >> the way to stop violent crime is to stop violent criminals. >> reporter: the politics was about more than gun rights. later today, a bipartisan group of senators will roll out immigration reform. democrat senator joe manchin who fought hard to get enough votes on background checks found that with two politically hard votes, some senators chose immigration over guns. >> if you're looking at it and trying to evaluate it, they're saying maybe immigration and maybe guns on top of that might be too much for me to go home and explain. >> reporter: and many of those senators who voted no, toe me they had hearty most
NBC
Apr 18, 2013 4:00am PDT
president's effort to expand gun control through background checks. but an emotional barack obama vows to fight on. >>> plus new details on the west, texas, explosion and the latest on that just ahead. >>> it was billed as a possible turning point in the fight for gun control reform but now hopes are fading that anything will get done after a bill to expand background checks on firearm sales failed in the senate. nbc's kelly o'donnell reports for us in washington. >> reporter: the president gave the rose garden microphone over to a newtown dad. mark barton. >> we'll return home now, disappointed but not defeated. >> reporter: the president clearly angry. >> the gun lobby and its allied willfully lied about the bill. >> reporter: lashed out at congress. >> this was a pretty shameful day for washington. but this effort is not over. i want to make it clear to the american people. we can still bring about meaningful changes that reduce gun violence so long as the people don't give up. >> reporter: from the steps of air force one last week to the u.s. capitol newtown families who know the pain
CSPAN
Apr 17, 2013 11:00pm EDT
i'm working with leahy and we may try to see the bill come back and testify if he likes the bill. i think the reception was good. i think, i will give you an example of how sometimes reporting is not accurate. one young man stood up and said i work for a pro-obama super pac registering voters. someone in the media describe him as someone who was from a generic voter registration group he worked for the president. that is a difficult person to get considering republicans so he was the beginning of the conversation. the other thing i would say is that you know things that annoy me is people want to just -- as completely lasted as some of the left-wing for being out of touch and knowing nothing about the southern strategy and that is why african-americans became democrats which is flat out wrong. look at the facts. in a huge way the statistics aren't great in the 20s but they say, some say hoover may have gotten two-thirds of the african-american vote and by most of the statistics roosevelt got two-thirds of the vote. a change in a huge way in 1932. the south side chicago was republica
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